The struggle for rights

Working together to establish fair rights

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed to have control of creating laws to help the citizens of the town in a positive way, which applies to everyone in the community without the government interfering with the way they do things in there town.

In "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut JR and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

In "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut JR and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, both stories the citizens are being controlled by their government which is a terrible thing because the citizen don’t have any choice in what they do. In “Harrison Bergeron” Harrison was punished for being too handsome and too smart. Harrison was put in jail for his whole life because he refused to wear handicaps that will change his way of thinking. In the “Lottery” the community didn’t have a choice to participate in the lottery anymore because it is a ritual for the town.

Quote/Analysis "Harrision Bergeron"

"Yup," said George, "He tried to think a little about the ballerinas. They weren't really very good-no better than anybody else would have been, anyway. (Bergeron 22) They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot." This is the way the government is trying to control the people this is why the power should go to the people so they can reach there full potential.

Quote/Analysis "The Lottery"

"Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and she held her hands out desperately as the villagers moved in on her. "It isn't fair," she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head. Old Man Warner was saying, "Come on, come on, everyone." Steve Adams was in the front of the crowd of villagers, with Mrs. Graves beside him". (Jackson 1) This is the way the community is trying to save up food so everybody can eat by this the people should have a option if they want to participate in the lottery because there is a possibility they can lose there life.

Conclusion

Citizens should be allowed to have control of creating laws to help the citizens of the town in a positive way. The key points that are important to me are to be fair to everyone in the world and not discriminate based on race. The thing i'm most scared of is that america is going to go down in pieces